Butterflies and Moths of the World Generic Names and their Type-species

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Genus:
Mnesteria Meyrick, 1910 . Trans. R. ent. Soc. Lond. 1910 : 438.    [BHLBHL]

Status:
Available Name

Homonyms: 1

Higher classification:
GELECHIOIDEA : LECITHOCERIDAE

Type-species:
Tipha pharetrata Meyrick, 1905. J. Bombay nat. Hist. Soc. 16: 593.    [BHLBHL]

Type-species designation:
by original designation .

Type specimens:
See BHL scanned Type-species page: .

Notes:
Nye & Fletcher (1991) stated:-

Mnesteria was included in the "Gelechidae" by Fletcher, 1929, Mem. Dep. Agric. India (Ent.) 11: 141; it was transferred to the Timyridae, now Lecithoceridae by Clarke, 1955, Cat. Type Specimens Microlepid. Br. Mus. nat. Hist. descr. E. Meyrick 1: 20.

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